North Park Lake Trail
North Park has a beautifully scenic 75-acre lake in the heart of the park. Improvments to the five mile trail are intended to connect the Rachel Carson Trail, a 34-mile trail that extends from North Park to Harrison Hills Park, to improve trail safety for users while providing an opportunity to explore and experience the park's varied ecology.
North Park Lake Area Master Plan
The Master Plan was completed in April 2012 and is the basis for ongoing phased improvement projects.
Eagle Scout Award Program
The Boy Scouts have been using and improving the county parks for decades. This long time tradition continues today and Scout Troops use the parks in their communitites for a variety of outdoor activities and service projects. Eagle Scouts have delivered hundreds of projects including benches, bridges, gardens, solar power demonstrations, trail construction and ADA improvements that enhance the park experience. The Eagle Scout Award Program will help continue this tradition as the Parks Foundation and the Scouts work together to enhance all nine parks.
Settler's Cabin Park Connector Trail - Phase 1 (within park)
Settler's Cabin Park serves a growing population in the western section of the county. Phase 1 of the connector trail will link Settler's Cabin Park to Walkers Mill in Collier Township adjacent to the Panhandle Trail; a 29-mile trail that stretches from Carnegie to Weirton, WV and includes a link to the Montour Trail.
South Park Fairgrounds Oval Improvements
The oval track, fields and surrounding areas are all part of the former South Park Fairgrounds. While the County fair is a beloved memory, the fairgrounds continue to be well used for other purposes. This area is the heart of South Park. The improvement project, funded by the Department fo Conservation and Natural Resources, Allegheny County and the Parks Foundation, will begin needed upgrades to the track, fields, and landscaping. As additional funds are raised, additional improvements will be designed and constructed.
12/10/13 Public Meeting Scheduled for the North Park Lake Trail - Ingomar Road Phase
Allegheny County and the Allegheny County Parks Foundation, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 11-0, will conduct a public meeting to present the proposed project scope,…
11/20/13 Parks Foundation Office Moves to Boyce Park
On November 20, 2013, a moving team courtesy of Mascaro Construction loaded the Parks Foundation furniture and equipment for an office relocation from downtown to the Boyce Park Administration. "For the Parks Foundation to be…
10/15/13 John P. Surma Honored as the the Founding Chairman of the Allegheny County Parks Foundation
Allegheny County Parks Foundation Resolution Honoring John P. Surma WHEREAS, John P. Surma has served with distinction as the Founding Chairman of the Allegheny County Parks Foundation since its inception…
10/04/13 THANK YOU for Giving on October 3rd!
The Pittsburgh Foundation Day of Giving 2013 occurred on October 3rd and was a great way to give more to non-profit organizations in our region. THANK YOU to those people in our generous community that donated…
08/16/13 Welcome New Board Members!
We are very pleased to announce that two new members have been added to the Allegheny County Parks Foundation Board of Directors and look forward to their collaborative input to restore, improve, and…
06/14/13 North Park Lake Trail Design Progress at Babcock Gateway
04/16/13 Welcome New Board Members!
We are very pleased to announce that three new members have been added to the Allegheny County Parks Foundation Board of Directors and look forward to their collaborative input to restore, improve,…